Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2007

 

Local Color

Rios Clementi Hale Studios creates an L.A.-centric headquarters for a California nonprofit.

Pop Panels

Marcel Proust famously secluded himself in a cork-lined room for the last 15 years of his life, devoting his energies to the monumental Remembrance of Things Past. So why cork? With its closed-cell foam structure, the low-density wood dampens sound and resists bacteria, mold, and ­mildew—enemies of the asthmatic and chronically ill author. In 2001, while studying industrial design at…

Organic Barn Raising

For a Slow Food restaurant in San Francisco, Cass Calder Smith deploys recycled materials for durability with a popular appeal.

Off the Wall

Participants in the Urban Curators project highlight the unintended ­beauty of downtown Providence’s urban detritus.

Design from the Inside Out

You are about to see a snapshot of twenty-first-century interiors: they are kind to their occupants and the earth equally, in addition to being beautiful. They represent a series of sophisticated decisions that involve a strong relationship to the architecture that defines them, as well as careful choices of materials and furnishings. Winners of the inaugural IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards…

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